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Welcome to Visionary

Visionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities - sometimes known as local societies or associations for blind and partially sighted people.

Visionary believes that local organisations are best placed to offer local help and support. They have lots of information and advice and practical solutions to living with sight loss.

If you are experiencing sight loss or know someone who is, find the nearest local society or association by entering your postcode in the postcode search box above or telephone our helpline.

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Written on 29/09/2014, 15:41 by leanne
vista-blind-retail-managerVista Blind - Retail Manager £24,339 - £26,497 per annum  This is a great time to join Vista, the leading local sight loss charity, as we...
Written on 23/09/2014, 10:17 by leanne
visionary-conference-2014-workshop-choicesWe are delighted to annouce the Workshops that have been confirmed so far for the Visionary Conference 2014 in Edinburgh.      ...
Written on 17/09/2014, 17:38 by leanne
looking-out-for-sight-training-sessions‘Looking Out For Sight’ - is a free one day training session designed to help local societies assist care home staff to recognise and understand the...
Written on 17/09/2014, 17:37 by leanne
the-lighting-journey-lighting-the-homes-of-people-with-sight-loss ‘The Lighting Journey’ – lighting the homes of people with sight loss.  Designed primarily for rehab officers and occupational therapists, this...

Government Consultation on the draft Regulations and Guidance for the Care Act


As reported in briefing no 107, the draft Regulations and Guidance for the Care Act were published by the Department of Health on 6th June. They propose new eligibility criteria for social care, changed access to rehabilitation and suggest a new way for the sector to engage with people who have recently lost their sight.

Organisations have until the 15th August to respond to the consultation.

We confirmed that Visionary would be responding collectively on behalf of members and we asked members to send their views to by the end of July so that they can be included. In addition we wanted to encourage all local societies to respond directly and if any needed assistance doing this to contact Angela for help.

The RNIB has now produced a briefing to support any individual responses to the Care Act regulations and guidance consultation.  Click here to read the Government COnsultation on the draft Regulations and Guidance for the Care Act.

Visionary Conference 2014 - BOOK NOW

Date:  7th - 8th October 2014

Location:  Pollock Halls, Edinburgh University

This years Visionary Conference will be held on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th October 2014, at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh.
The conference programme is being finalised and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Visionary Conference is aimed at Visionary members / local societies in the sight loss sector.

Sponsorship and exhibitor/workshop opportunities are also available.

If you are interested in attending the conference as a delegate or exhibitor or you would like to find out about sponsorship packages, please contact Leanne Craig, Member Communications Officer at .

To book your place at the conference and for more information, please click here.


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